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Own The Conversation, Own The Traffic

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Conversations not tools are what matters. Own the conversation, own the traffic means curate key conversations no matter where they happen. Be tool agnostic and conversation-centric.


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Close Reading Requires Student Effort

Close Reading Requires Student Effort | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
To meet the Common Core ELA Standards students must "readily undertake the close, attentive reading that is at the heart of understanding and enjoying complex works or literature." The purpose of c...

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Thik this is a very interesting dilemma long form read alongside skimmers, wasn't scanr eading always part of a good student's skill set. Will need to read this carefully.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 6, 2013 11:30 PM

With Common  Core testing approaching close reading in an area that we know students will need to know well. This post provides many resources.

Are you looking for resources on the basic components of close reading? Find links to information on complex short text, pre-reading activities, re-reading of text, annotations, text-dependent questions, peer collaboration and response to text. Check out a visual on text complexity, one on annotation techniques and one on text-dependent questions.

Additional materials are also available.

David Baker's curator insight, December 8, 2013 12:33 AM

Just went to the blog post and it is a rich resource.  I will be adding it to my seminar follow up.

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Deep thought on big data

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CITIES create jobs, housing and data. From bus routes to shopping habits, large clusters of people produce huge trails of information about their preferences and...

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Nelson Mandela: Why the World Will Always Remember Him - A Little View of the World

Nelson Mandela: Why the World Will Always Remember Him - A Little View of the World | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
On the 5th December, 2013 Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa died. He was an icon and inspiration, not only for South Africa but for the world.
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Hackers scamming Virgin Media consumers with phishing emails

Hackers scamming Virgin Media consumers with phishing emails | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Virgin Media account holders should keep an eye out for any iffy emails.
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Watch out Virgin Media UK US and Australia Scam and hackers at work

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Molecular sensor detects early signs of multiple...

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Molecular sensor detects early signs of multiple sclerosis
For some, the disease multiple sclerosis (MS) attacks its victims slowly and progressively over a period of many years. For others, it...
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A step on the road to resolution? Understanding MS #euroscience

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Crisis Mappers

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Leveraging mobile platforms, computational linguistics, geospatial technologies, and visual analytics to power rapid crisis response
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This is such a great concept cause and catalyst for direct change and giving a little from however afar you are. whether your interests are DH, IT or just helping this is a great way to participate and for me a fab DH-like application of technology a fusion with crowd-sourcing but I guess that is now a generic building block of scal apps?  No point developing tools for just ivory towers here you can see how it really makes a difference...Browse a little see what you might cotribute, to who you might share and give a shout out if you feel like it for what is such a great and action orientated network...

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Printmaking…in all kinds of ways!

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Check out this amazing gallery of digital prints. Students created lino prints based on images of cut fruit and vegetables, photographed their images and then

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Teacher's Guide to Digital Curation ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Guide to Digital Curation ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it

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Scoop.it's the best. Of course, I'm a little biased. ;)

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'A History of the World in 12 Maps' by Jerry Brotton - Boston Globe

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... Chinese, and Christian mapmaking traditions, and the emergence of modern cartography.

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Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More

Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Grammar, Plagiarism, and Spelling Check; Free Online Proofreading; No Downloads...Allows you to find those pesky mistakes and correct them before your teacher does...

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Are you certain your work and content is original. Calling all students.

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MFaculty's curator insight, December 24, 2013 11:02 PM

I just 'test drove' this online application - it was very fast and accurately caught my spelling errors. As a basic tool for students, I think it is, or will be, one that they can use before they turn to the writing tutors. I don't advocate trying to replace professional writing tutors with this (or any other) online tool, but it would certainly reduce the number of common errors made in student writings.

 

Since it is a free service, I would recommend educators consider giving it a test drive in their writing courses to determine whether or not any value is added in doing so. While there are plenty of word processing tools avialble for students to use in order to hone in on their writing, this one is free and seems to adequately, and quickly, perform the basics.

 

Not really an endorsement, as much as a recommendation for other to consider testing for themselves.

ella88's curator insight, January 29, 2014 5:09 PM

Many studies have addressed the issue of identifying the different dimensions of culture. In the presentations concerning culture by Madlin Reck and Anne Tornow the ways in which national culture may influence management processes, including Hofstede’s dimensions of culture have been discussed extensively (Luthans & Doh, 2012).

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Afghanistan and the Taliban: Before, After and Now

The Kite Runner was set in the years 1975-2001. Everything during these years went from being peaceful, to bad, to even worse. The Taliban during these fateful years have taken control of Afghanistan and its government. They were thought of as heroes to the people of their once peaceful country, but their way of controlling their government is sadistic. In the present, they are even involved in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

During 1975, Afghanistan was a quiet place to live. There were economic hardships, but the residents of this pleasant country got through it. Kabul is the capital city of Afghanistan. It had the most economy problems in the country. Most of them were poverty difficulties. The president of this country at the time was Daoud Khan. Then, when winter came along, resistance towards communists began. Amir from The Kite Runner even knew of these communist attempts to rule his country. “Huddled together in the dining room and waiting for the sun to rise, none of us had any notion that a way of life had ended.” (Hosseini 36). The Afghan Islamist part of the resistance was favored by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States instead of the Afghan traditionalist and royalist parts. The uprising has just begun for the communist takeover in Afghanistan.

In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Even Amir from The Kite Runner even knew about this before it all happened. “And then in December 1979, when Russian tanks would roll into the very same streets where Hassan and I played, bringing the death of the Afghanistan I knew”(Hosseini 36) The Taliban during this time were thought of as refugees and were part of a resistance movement to expel the Russian troops from their country. The United States and Pakistan provided financial and military support so the Afghans could win against the Soviet soldiers. Despite the fact that there were civilians in Kabul, the Afghans did not care and used missiles, provided by the United States, to drop on the city resulting in civilian casualties and killed Soviet troops. In 1989, Ahmed Shah Massoud, took over Kabul as new leader. They ended up overthrowing President Sayid Mohammed Najibullah, who headed the Afghan government. In 1994, the Taliban were more powerful because Pakistan favored them and did everything in their power to support them. “Pakistan support for the Taliban is based on strong religious and ethnic bonds between the Taliban and Pakistan” (Amghar, Web 6). The militants of the Taliban are Sunni Muslim Pashtuns. They are thirteen percent of Pakistan’s population. They are basically most of the Taliban in general.

In 1996, Osama Bin Laden moved from Sudan to Afghanistan and met with Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Taliban’s leader. “Bin Laden was involved in the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998” (Amghar, Web 6). On September 11th, 2001, Bin laden prompted the bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This resulted in the United States asking the Taliban to immediately hand over Bin Laden. General Pervez Musharraf, president of Pakistan, told the U.S. that he would support the capturing of Bin Laden. Instead, they couldn’t take down Bin Laden and Al Qaeda because of the ethnic and religious ties with the Taliban. Basically, Pakistan let the Taliban do what like to the people in there cites by robbing them and raping women. “The Taliban were exceedingly ignorant, which made them cruel” (Arbabzadah, Web 1). The Taliban used to be heroes to the people of the country, but now they are just plain evil. In The Kite Runner, Amir’s friend Farid said the Taliban would look for any excuse for violence. Amir bought a fake beard because it is considered a sin to shave and that all men should have beards. He saw Kabul during this time and was unfamiliar with it as it is not how it used to be when he was a kid. Afghanistan is just plagued by the Taliban with no hope for escape.

 

 In conclusion, the Taliban before, after, and now are a deadly force to reckon with. I have to say that religion has a strong connection with them as they think of most things as sins. Amir from The Kite Runner depicts Afghanistan as a peaceful state. Now, he thinks of it as a wasteland that is ruled by a stubborn government with a false sense of religion. In my opinion, as much as I hate the Taliban, they must be removed from Afghanistan and Pakistan because they can cause a lot of trouble for those countries and can stir up many civil wars within those countries.

 

 

Works Cited

Amghar, Adderrahim. "Home." The Resurgence of the Taliban in Pakistan. Nazareth College, 2014. Web. 01 May 2014.

Arbabzadah, Nushin. "The 1980s Mujahideen, the Taliban and the Shifting Idea of Jihad." Theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media, 28 Apr. 2011. Web. 01 May 2014.

Bai, Laxmi. "Security Research Review." : Volume 1(3) Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Afghanistan. Bharat-Rakshak, 2005. Web. 01 May 2014.

Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. New York: Riverhead, 2003.

 

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Software Is Reorganizing the World | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Software Is Reorganizing the World | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
I admit I am a cloud enthusiast, simply because of the freedom to create and not keep reinventing infrastructure inevitably in business that is better managed and less costly when off-premises but this article takes the concept of cloud as more than a technology. Definitely worth reading and contemplating. Concise writing packed with thought, delightful. " When cloud formations take physical shape, neither their scale nor duration has an upper bound: We may begin to see cloud towns, then cloud cities, and ultimately cloud countries. At first this sounds rather implausible...."
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Everything Electronic You Own—iPhone to Subway Card to Power Strip—Can Be Hacked. So How to Defend Yourself? question is if nothing is secure will we stay online? what can you do, in an internet of...

Everything Electronic You Own—iPhone to Subway Card to Power Strip—Can Be Hacked. So How to Defend Yourself? question is if nothing is secure will we stay online? what can you do, in an internet of... | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Wherever you’re sitting right now, take a moment to note the connected devices around you. In your pocket or handbag, you probably have an electronic key fob and perhaps a rechargeable subway card embedded with RFID.
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Vive la différence!

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MEN and women do not think in the same ways. Few would disagree with that. And science has quantified some of those differences. Men, it is pretty well established,...

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NSA Claims Collecting Cellphone Location Data Is Legal Under Executive Order — From 1981 | TechCrunch

NSA Claims Collecting Cellphone Location Data Is Legal Under Executive Order — From 1981 | TechCrunch | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
Today the National Security Agency (NSA) discussed its program that collects billions of cellphone location records each day. The NSA targets foreign phones..

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Personal clouds and future customer relationships

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Many of the businesses are now designing their strategy for personal clouds.

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Symantec, McAfee Lead Pack for IoT Security - Control Design

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The survey assessed current and evolving practices relating to security and the Internet of Things (IoT).
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There’s two right ways to go with the new USB connectors coming next year

There’s two right ways to go with the new USB connectors coming next year | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it
By the middle of next year, plugging in a USB cable the wrong way will be a notion that begins to take a stroll down Extinction Lane.
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Hurrah along side major advances in medical science small design faults get fixed, 3.1 USB reversible and even smaller and much less annoying connections are on their way

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Why it's time to lay the selfish gene to rest – David Dobbs – Aeon

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The selfish gene is one of the most successful science metaphors ever invented. Unfortunately it’s wrong, a sit back learn and think then question read...
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Symantec identifies Internet of Things worm - iTWire

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Given most servers – at least for business – would be 64-bit (whether Intel or not) the number of viable targets for the worm would appear very low.

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Israel's New 'Cyber Gym' Trains Cyber-Warfare

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Free Technology for Teachers: SummarizeThis Quickly Summarizes Long Passages of Text

Free Technology for Teachers: SummarizeThis Quickly Summarizes Long Passages of Text | Intriguing Connections | Scoop.it

"SummarizeThis is a free tool that summarizes the main point(s) of long articles that you find on the web. To use SummarizeThis you just copy and paste text into the summary box and click "summarize." A summary of the text then appears above the original text that you copied."


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Possibly not just for teachers, but if it works so well then maybe the authors might need to think again, 'brevity the soul of wit'

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 2, 2013 9:27 PM

This tool look interesting and you might have students use it when they are doing research. We know how hard it can be to get students to read longer articles. This has the potential to let them see if his article is important to their topic. Will it help them answer their questions?

Phil Turner's curator insight, December 3, 2013 6:03 PM

This looks surprisingly effective (in my test of one article) ... and could be a useful first order tool for scanning large amounts of work.  Students might learn to summarise/paraphrase by looking carefully at how the results relate to the original text (if they can resist just cutting and pasting the new words).

Tracy Shaw's curator insight, December 10, 2013 6:58 PM

Here's a cool tool for teachers! Time saver. 

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Ethiopia signs up for Huawei 4G

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Like a Lion in Zion While Huawei is having trouble in convincing the US that it is not spying on them more than the NSA, Ethiopia seems to be remarkab...
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Developing natural-looking, 3D-printed skin

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Researchers at the University of Liverpool are developing synthetic skin that can be produced on a 3D printer and matched to a person based on their age, gender and ethnic group.


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What Screens Want by Frank Chimero

What does it mean to design natively for screens, this piece is delightfully written, designed and calls out for interaction. Thanks to Frank.
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